Your thyroid hormone is the queen of all hormones. Every single cell of your body needs thyroid hormones to function optimally and when they get out of whack it can affect all aspects of your health including your metabolism, sex drive, immune system, digestion, and mood.
To be produced in the body our thyroid hormones need iodine, but your body doesn't produce this necessary element on its own. The only way to get iodine is through diet, but we aren't very good at accomplishing this because about 40 percent of the entire world is at risk for iodine deficiency. As a functional medicine expert, I'm always amazed at how many people come back again and again with low iodine levels. And while there are a variety of foods that contain iodine, there is no food more effective at boosting iodine supplies than sea vegetables like seaweed. These superfoods have an amount of iodine per serving that is unmatched by any other food medicine out there.